Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Sea Mist, Noordwijk Aan Zee

     Father and Son with pet 'Jackie', oil on canvas, 24 x 30cm, painted on location, Monday 28 May 2012,  

Family outing on a misty beach, oil on canvas, 25 x 35cm, painted on location, Monday 28 May 2012,

Here you have 2 scenes of the very same beach from my last posting, what a difference! As Constable once said the sky governs everything, when it comes to painting plein air. The atmospheric conditions were such that visibility was 'nada'. There was so much moisture in the air that my sight glasses kept getting damp to the point were i couldn't see through them! I was all set up and decided to paint the scene at hand, regardless. Must admit, wish this would happen more often, as a delicate mood is created, making very fine subject matter to paint.

detail of  Father and Son with 'Jackie'


Kim Vanlandingham said...

Wonderful! YOu can really almost feel the weather.

alberto valentini said...

thanks Kimberly, unbeleivable that it is the same beach as previous posting!